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Perham leads the way at HOL-DGF

Perham's Lexi Kunza chips towards the green during the Heart O'Lakes Conference event at the Moorhead Country Club. Submitted photo

The Perham Yellowjackets are zoning in on back-to-back, wire-to-wire Heart O’Lakes girls golf championships after securing their fifth straight event, this time cruising to first place honors at the Moorhead Country Club on May 14.

The Yellowjackets won the 18-hole event with a team score of 358, winning the event by 53 strokes over Hawley. The Nuggets finished with a score of 411, while Barnesville was third with a round of 420. Pelican Rapids came in fourth with a score of 435. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton finished fifth, while Breckenridge was sixth.

Perham's Hope Rosen drives it towards the green.

Once again, a trio of familiar names found themselves at the top of the leaderboard. Senior Kolbey Bormann earned medalist honors by five strokes. She finished the day with a round of 79. Mallory Belka followed behind in second place with an 83, while Allie King earned third place honors with a 92.

Barnesville’s Alyssa Allen came in fourth place with a 94, while Hawley’s Faith Justesen came in with a 97, followed by Mia Tichel with a 98 to round out the top six.

Lexi Kunza cracked the top-10 for Perham. She finished with a 104, while Rylee Hunt finished with a score of 113. Hope Rosen rounded out the Perham field with a 116.


Perham 358, Hawley 411, Barnesville 420, Pelican Rapids 435, DGF 490, Breckenridge 574

Top Six Individuals

1 Kolbey Bormann, PER, 79

2 Mallory Belka, PER, 83

3 Allie King, PER, 92

4 Alyssa Allen, BAR, 94

5 Faith Justesen, HAW, 97

6, Mia Tichel, HAW, 98

Perham Individual Results

Kolbey Bormann 79

Mallory Belka 83

Allie King 92

Lexi Kunza 104

Rylee Hunt 113

Hope Rosen 116

Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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